Equal Innovation



"We believe that innovation and entrepreneurs are
everywhere.   And that every idea deserves a chance."
Founded by global thought leaders, Equal Innovation collaborates with organizations worldwide to connect innovations and entrepreneurs with the resources they need.


IMPACT-WB24X will take place during the 2024 World Bank Spring Meetings. This convergence of minds and resources promises to be a pivotal moment in the global pursuit of progress, with a focus on three critical domains: education, climate sustainability, and health and wellness.



Equal Innovation:  Propelling Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Silicon India names Equal Innovation "Most Promising Company Founded or Managed By Indians in U.S. 2023"

“Its an honor to be named to Silicon India’s prestigious list of promising companies founded by an Indian”, said Nish Acharya, CEO of Equal Innovation.  “It’s urgent that we identify innovations that improve the human condition or preserve our planet and connect these entrepreneurs to the partners they need to achieve impact.”
In addition to the identification and scouting of relevant innovations, startups and entrepreneurs, Equal Innovation is involved in important global events where startups can directly influence policy makers, including the G20, COP28, UNGA and the World Bank meetings.  In September 2023, Equal Innovation hosted Impact-G20X in Delhi during the G-20 Summit featuring President Biden and Prime Minister Modi, among others.  Over the course of 2 days, 40 startups, representing 15 nations presented their innovative technologies and products in sectors aligned to several of the key topics on the official agenda at the G20, such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, climate change, sustainable business and supply chains, and global health preparedness. 
Read the full press release here.

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Equal Innovation hosted over 40 startups at G20-backed event in New Delhi over two days. Here's what some of the participants had to say:

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As a speaker at IMPACT G20x, an event organized by Equal Innovation in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission.

At IMPACT G20x, we're coming together to address some of the world's most pressing challenges, focusing on themes like Climate, Transformative Technologies, Green Supply Chain, and Global Health Preparedness. This commitment is a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation on a global scale.

Naveen Kumar
Revenue Secretary/Relief Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh

As I reflect on my recent visit to the Impact-G20X summit, I find myself overwhelmed with a profound sense of honor and inspiration. This prestigious platform brought together visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders from across the globe, and I had the privilege to stand among them. The summit was not just an event; it was an immersive experience that left an indelible mark on my perspective.

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Through our relationships with universities, accelerators, research labs, hospitals and research institutes worldwide, we provide our partners with the most current insights into ground-breaking research, emerging startups and vibrant innovation ecosystems to complement their own innovation programs.

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Startup Analysis

A key part of the platform is a standards-based rating system for the innovators and startups. There is often significant difference between an academic researcher with a prototype in her lab and the startup that has raised funds and serves paying customers. Today, there is no way for investors, corporations or large hospitals to know which technology or startup is best suited for their level of investment or resources.



Through our customized research platform and standards-based rankings, Equal Innovation provides the best recommendations for organizations seeking to deploy the latest technology, products or services in their fields.

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Embracing Innovation

Equal Innovation partners with large organizations to design and manage accelerators, entrepreneurship programs and proof of concept centers. Over the decade, there has been a revolution in the way that innovative ideas, technology and research go from the field or lab into the global market. The world is embracing innovation and entrepreneurship as the means by which economic value is created and lingering problems in society are solved..


Practical Experience

With over 20 years of experience helping launch and run entrepreneurship programs, the team at Equal Innovation works closely with its partners to create unique innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization programs that identify innovation, conduct proof of concept initiatives and create pathways for the rollout and scale of new technology and innovation in the enterprise..

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Diverse Industries

Equal Innovation has experience with accelerator management across multiple emerging sectors including tech startups, base-of-the-pyramid innovation, academic research commercialization, impact sourcing, social entrepreneurship, public policy innovation, and international development.

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Strategic Consulting

Equal Innovation consults with organizations worldwide in the areas of strategic planning, program development and management, measurement and evaluation, thought-leadership and advocacy and leadership development.  

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Measurement & Evaluation

Equal Innovation has worked with foundations, companies and large NGOs to evaluate their programs in areas as diverse as education, heath care, fundraising, innovation and mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals.  We have a unique evaluation model focused on growth and impact.


Thought Leadership

Equal Innovation has also helped its partners to advocate effectively through thought-leadership in the media and at global forums such as the UN General Assembly and World Economic Forum. Through its networks, Equal Innovation reaches mainstream and targeted media, key leaders in multilateral organizations and executives in the Fortune 500, Big Philanthropy and governments worldwide.